Month: September 2018

Logic Pros Review: Cypher2 has stellar sound design tools & 500+ MPE presets

FXpansion recently released the new Cypher2 software instrument for all major DAWs. It comes packed with hundreds of new 5D touch sounds and sound design capabilities, so we couldn’t wait… Read more »

PSA: Belkin’s Valet & last-gen PowerHouse charging docks aren’t compatible w/ iPhone XS

In addition to the charging USB issues some iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max users are facing, users of the Belkin PowerHouse and Valet docks have found them not compatible… Read more »

Apple reportedly signs lease for offices near upcoming Mount Vernon Square flagship store

A new report outlines Apple’s apparent plan to establish an office presence near its upcoming store in Washington, D.C.’s former Carnegie Library. According to the publication Bisnow, Apple has signed… Read more »

Apple hit with patent infringement suit over iMessage & FaceTime encryption tech

Apple has been hit with another lawsuit today that alleges features such as iMessage and FaceTime infringe on the patents of Finnish company MPH Technologies. As detailed in the suit,… Read more »

Patent lawsuit takes aim at Apple’s encrypted iMessage and FaceTime services, VPN technology

A lawsuit filed in federal court on Thursday alleges certain aspects of Apple products, including iMessage and FaceTime, infringe on multiple patents owned by Finnish holdings firm MPH Technologies, which… Read more »

Supreme Court ruling on Apple App Store fee case not expected until mid-2019

Benjamin Schachter of Macquarie Research expects that the Supreme Court’s verdict on a long-running suit over developer’s fees in the App Store will be heard soon, but the ruling won’t… Read more »

Teen who hacked Apple’s servers receives probation as ‘1TB of sensitive info’ is recovered

Last month, an Australian high school student was found to have been repeatedly hacking into Apple servers, downloading what was initially believed to have been 90GB of “secure files.” Now,… Read more »

Apple fully endorses federal privacy legislation, Bud Tribble tells US Senate hearing

We heard earlier this month that Apple VP Guy ‘Bud’ Tribble would be testifying at a Senate hearing into the possibility of federal privacy legislation – and, as expected, he… Read more »

Publications reportedly embracing Apple News for ad revenue potential, not immediate returns

News outlets have seen extensive growth in readership within Apple News as of late, with many prioritizing its audience over other forms of distribution. The only issue? Few — if… Read more »

Apple Watch Series 4 has smaller batteries than Series 3, official specs show

An official spec sheet shows that despite what was claimed in a third-party teardown this week, the Series 4 has slightly reduced battery capacity versus the Series 3, even if… Read more »

Rachio 3 smart sprinkler system adds HomeKit and Siri integration with free software update

Elgato’s smart hose attachment led the way (reviewed) with sprinkler integration in HomeKit earlier this year. Today, Rachio is announcing the first smart sprinkler controller ($ 229) with HomeKit integration. After… Read more »